CAPO ON 1 G C G G Em C G C G Em Amaj C G Em Amaj C G [VERSE] G C G Mona's buying milk and honey from the summer bins in Milford Market. G Em Outside the door at six, the green bulb clicks, C On. G C G I work nine to five around the hiss of the ice box compartment, Em Amaj C G When I punch out I want to set the night to bitter flames a-lickin' Em Amaj C G The town and all the passion strickened down. [CHORUS] C G D Am And Emmy's twenty years removed now, from that morning in July, C G When her father held her in his arms. C G D Am And dipped her freckled neck down' 'neath the river water as flies, C A Were darkening the brightness C A And all of the baptismal whiteness C A But darlin' all those of our likeness C Were born so very ready to live. G And to die. [VERSE] G I know my way through the neighborhoods C G From Mona's house to the interstate. G Em C I know my way to the greatest things we got G The travelin' acts they leave their sounds C G For railroad tracks in other towns, E Amaj But I want to hold to something longer C G Something meaner, something stronger E Amaj C G At eleven thirty the town's alone, again. [CHORUS] C G And Emmy used to say she loved me, D Am Used to be oh so proud of me, C G When she saw her father in my eyes. C G D Am When I dipped her golden head down 'neath the river water swimmin', C A The pine shine all was dimmin' C A The kitchen panes were pitch-dark within C A And I thought we were only kidding till C Your father cried. G [PLAY VERSE 1x DURING BANJO SOLO] [VERSE] G C G Mona, you're my only friend, we could take the interstate; G E C Though you know the interstate deadends. G Will it lead us to the milk and honey, C G Is the Promised Land just a funny E Amaj C G Way to say the strangeness never ceases? E Amaj C G 'Cause Emmy, you have baptized me to pieces.